Harford Springs was once a working cattle ranch. Now it's a county wilderness park. Several hundred acres of land, as it was, open to hikers and horses. No OHV's, thank God for small favors. Took the kids for a three hour hike a couple of weeks ago on a chilly Sunday morning. Took a nap Sunday afternoon.
The county doesn't care for it like they should and seriously bungled by paving a road through the most beautiful part of it, violating the terms of the gift. Now the trust is threatening to revoke the deed, a condition of which was, no roads. Duh.
The solution? Force a developer with no connection to the road or the park to move the road as a condition of granting a permit to develop the plateau where the orange trees used to grow. Of course, that's a moot point in today's market. After seven years of running the permit process gauntlet, the market has turned and there'll not be any development. I guess they call that slow growth.
The lesson here is don't give stuff to the government. The Nature Conservancy woulda been a better bet.
More pictures here.